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“Great hike,petroglyphs and waterfalls”
Review of La Piedra Pintada

La Piedra Pintada
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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great hike,petroglyphs and waterfalls”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I laught when I saw someone call this a tourist trap,it was $2.25 to get in and we passed a house that had a cardboard sigh in Spanish that said they sold gatorade and water!
It was an awesome hike throught the forest following a small river(it is the dry season) with waterfalls.the petroglyphs were great,if you want to do the whole hike it takes 3 and a half hrs.We passed locals that live up in the mountain on their way to school and shops travelling the trail.Stopping to watch tadpoles in the small still pools was cool,and watching the butterflies flitting through the trees was lovely.The hike after the petroglyphs is a workout so be in decent shape and bring water...or buy it at tourist trap house/shack LOL

Visited March 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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15 reviews
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“Very Cool”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Fascinating and up close petroglyphs. Somewhat of a lengthy walk, but well worth the time. Geourgious scenery.

Visited December 2012
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Omemee, Canada
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335 reviews
147 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

The petroglyphs were cool, but there is no history provided to explain where they came from. There are stalls along the path to get to the rock. It is definitely a tourist trap.

Visited July 2013
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NY
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151 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Kids are the entertainment”
Reviewed 9 April 2013

The rock is in sorry shape--no attempt to preserve these petroglyphs. What's more entertaining is paying a kid to "protect" your car and then having his friend play history teacher at the rock. If you have a light heart and don't take any of this too seriously, it's a bit of entertainment. Can go further for a hike but the trails are not marked.

Visited April 2013
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Edegem, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ancient painted stone - overrated”
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Even if such stones are rare, and it might be interesting to have a look at it... the trail is poorly indicated, and I even walked by without noticing the "drawings"... somehow overrated, but if you're in the area, another small nice walk

Visited February 2013
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